Mediaindonesia.com – Mining businessmen in Indonesia have been participating in the efforts to support the government’s step in handling the Corona Virus (Covid-19) patients.
One of them is PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (CNI). This nickel mining company who is building a smelter in Kolaka Regency donated a number of health facilities to be used by the medical personnel at Benjamin Guluh Hospital in Kolaka Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province.
The donation was consisted of three units of COVENT-20 ventilators which are the workmanship of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Indonesia, one unit of ambulance and one school building for Early Childhood Education. The donation was handed over by the management of PT CNI and were received directly by the Director of Benjamin Guluh Hospital and the Regent of Kolaka, Ahmad Safei in Kolaka, Thursday (23/7/2020).
In the written statement received by mediaindonesia.com, it was mentioned that the ventilator donation was a form of social responsibility of PT CNI to ease the work burden of the medical personnel in curing the Covid-19 patients and to support the instruction of President Joko Widodo to use domestic products in particular health equipments.
The COVENT-20 ventilators donated to the hospital are a part of strategic cooperation between PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama and the Faculty of Engineering of University of Indonesia.
“These COVENT-20 ventilators have been certified as passing the human clinical test for CMV (Continuous Mandatory Ventilation) mode and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) from the Ministry of Health,” Moch. Kenny Rochlim, Legal Manager of PT Ceria said.
In the production of the COVENT-20 ventilators, the team of Faculty of Engineering of University of Indonesia involved a number of national industries and companies as well as the role of the University of Indonesia’s alumni, coordinated by Cindar Hari Prabowo as the Head of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Indonesia.
The Dean of Faculty of Engineering of University of Indonesia, Hendri Budianto stated, these ventilators are the result of research to present a research that does not only assist in the development of science and technology, but also as a research and innovation to drive the nation’s independence and the benefits they bring to the Indonesian people.
COVENT-20 has the ability to provide positive-pressure ventilation by the CMV mode that it can be used as an alternative for the patients who have breathing difficulty and requires machine control (time-triggered). While the CPAP mode assists in supplying oxygen to the conscious patients who are still breathing spontaneously.
The Regent of Kolaka, Ahmad Safei appreciated PT Ceria’s step in contributing towards supporting the national movement in handling Covid-19, particularly at Kolaka Regency. Furthermore, Benjamin Guluh Hospital are in need of ventilators for its patients.
On the other hand, Safei also fully supports PT Ceria’s investment who is currently completing its smelter development. In addition to increasing the national revenue, PT Ceria’s investment also absorbs local workers up to 1,600 persons.
“This help would tremendously benefits the medical personnel at the hospital in taking care of the Covid-19 patients,” he emphasized. (OL-13)